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A Hand Pump in the Courtyard at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

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A scene in the central courtyard at the Shaker Village at Sabbathday Lake. And yes, the Shakers are celibate, though at the same time, they live very much in the world, and have throughout their history. This village dates back to the 1790's, with their livelihood being apples. They have an orchard of about 30,000 trees. They eat apple pie for breakfast every day.

The Shakers are famed for their furniture, their inventions, and their sense of design, as well as their dedication to sexually equal community. And, they were the inspiration for Scandinavian Modern Design.

So, what I have here are a few shots of the village. If y'all want to see them, I can put up in later days photos from the inside of the buildings.

Camera:Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens:mZuiko 12-50mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:A Hand Pump in the Courtyard at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
Username:handlerstudio handlerstudio
Uploaded:10 Sep 2013 - 3:52 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Shaker village
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
10 Sep 2013 - 4:03 AM

Such an interesting write up thanx Peter. I thought they had to be very spiritual living at a place called Sabbathday Lake ! I love these images and would like to see more. I suppose they are a bit like the Amish community ?

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 4:19 AM

[quote]Such an interesting write up thanx Peter. I thought they had to be very spiritual living at a place called Sabbathday Lake ! I love these images and would like to see more. I suppose they are a bit like the Amish community ?

I think of them in comparison to the Amish.......differences are the Amish live in the world and in many ways separate from it. They do not use phones, mostly do not use electricity or internal combustion engines, and, how to say it, they have many children (on another site, I might use other words). The Shakers are very much in the world. We communicate with Brother Arnold via email, they drive, use modern stuff, always have. And, they are celibate. All their members have come from converts. Always have.

They were started in the 1780's by a woman named Mother Ann Lee. Much history.

Peter

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S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 5:19 AM

Very beautiful images I like v2.

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
10 Sep 2013 - 5:45 AM

Four nice captures with v2 my choice. Well done Peter.
WesternRed.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
10 Sep 2013 - 6:01 AM

Thanx Peter !! I also love V3 & 4 which I missed first time around - especially the bellSmile Our friends on the farm in the Karoo also have one Smile

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achieverswales
10 Sep 2013 - 11:17 AM


Quote: Such an interesting write up thanx Peter. I thought they had to be very spiritual living at a place called Sabbathday Lake ! I love these images and would like to see more. I suppose they are a bit like the Amish community ?

Yes more please Peter, the Celibate part puts me off joining them, cant do without my once a year treat.

Regards

Trev.

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 11:18 AM

Interesting write up , although i do find the photos a bit dark. I didn't know the history behind shaker design. Celibate and they have been going since 1780 , thats amazing SmileSmile

Rod

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 2:37 PM

Very interesting. I'll have to google them.......Sandy

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 8:34 PM

We could talk for hours about Shakers-- Thanks for the images!

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
10 Sep 2013 - 9:32 PM

Excellent shots of the place and its surroundings.
It looks like a peaceful retreat.
M

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